College Possible is making college admission and success possible for low-income students through an intensive curriculum of coaching and support.
"[College Possible] helps promising young people from low-income families attend college. The vast majority stay in college and earn their degrees."
THE COLLEGE POSSIBLE APPROACH
Here’s how we open up opportunity to more bright, hard-working students.
Coaches, serving as AmeriCorps members, guide high school students through all of the key aspects of preparing for college during after-school sessions for two hours twice a week. Over the course of their junior and senior years, students complete 320 hours of curriculum in a supportive group of college-bound peers.
The junior curriculum orients students to the college application process, provides extensive preparation for the ACT/SAT exam, introduces students to college life through campus tours and allows time for students to apply for summer enrichment opportunities.
The senior curriculum leads students through the college application process, assists students in applying for financial aid and scholarships and guides students through the transition to college.
College Possible high school graduates are coached through the transition to college and are supported all the way through college graduation. Their coaches, serving as AmeriCorps members, prepare them to be financially literate students with great study skills, ready to face the common obstacles to graduation. Read the college curriculum.
College Possible service members, along with current College Possible students when possible, introduce younger students to the possibilities of college and provide them with steps to prepare.
“The students I serve are absolutely phenomenal; they inspire me. I’ve had the opportunity to make lifelong friends and see my students transform.”
“Making it through college, a step that people think is impossible for students with backgrounds like mine, is the most amazing thing.”